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12 Small Things You Can Do When Your Brain Needs A Break

Make the most of your hard-earned breaks. For more helpful study tips and ways to cope with exam stress, visit ReachOut.

Study breaks can help your concentration and improve your productivity, so don't feel guilty about taking one when you need it.

1. Work up a sweat by doing some exercise.

2. Watch an episode of a show that always makes you laugh.

3. Spend some time using a guided meditation or relaxation app.

4. Head to the kitchen and make yourself a brain-boosting snack.

5. Put on your favourite party song and let loose.

6. Unplug by going outside on a nature walk, leaving your phone at home.

7. Spend 5–10 minutes writing or doodling everything that comes into your head.

8. Read something because you want to, not because you have to.

9. Have a shower.

10. Have a good ol' stretch.

11. Hang out with some animals.

12. Pop over to your friend's house for a chat.

We all need a break sometimes, and that's OK. For more helpful study and exam resources, check out